About This Listing
Looking for a clean apartment with AMAZING sea view, privacy, immediate access to the beach, a beautiful garden, all basic facilities (ac, wc, wifi, kitchen), just a 15min walk from city centre and a host with a smile and eager to help? Apt4 it is!
One of our best apartments. It has a gorgeous balcony to enjoy the whole horizon, sea view and the venetian castle of fortezza. On the inside you will find a clean, well organized and really decent place to stay. A small kitchen with fridge is available along with wc, ac, tv, free wifi (registration required) and surely REAL quietness (only the sea waves...)
The feelings on having your breakfast on the balcony or in the garden watching the sun rise above the fortezza is a picture you will never forget.
The apartment is very clean, a perfect choose for your stay. In addition we do offer cleaning service every 2 or 3 days, free of charge!.
Mamangakis Apartments are about one kilometer away the city center but it's a beautiful walk or ride with your bicycle, taking advantage of the new bicycle route on the sidewalks of the town. Within a range of 100-150m you will find parking, the best restaurants in town (also right on the sea), souvlaki place, courier service and internet cafe for your breakfast and other needs.
There is a bus stop right outside of our apartments that takes you to the university and another bus stop across the street that takes you to the city center.
Mamangakis Apartments is a family business and we invest on customer satisfaction.
Feel free to contact us for more information you might need!
Apt4 has a small kitchen with fridge, its own WC with shower, a balcony with a view you WILL NEVER forget. The garden is available for all our guests and you may feel free to enjoy your meal or reading a book at your convenience. From the garden you step right on the beach! You do not have to walk outside the building or cross busy streets. You get direct access to the garden and beach from within the building. You will be surprised how close you will be on the sea!
Interaction with Guests
As a host i am always willing to help and welcome my guests. Most of the times this is how it goes. But due to family affairs or business matters I am not always present at the apartments. However my mother who is living in the same building is also willing to help at all times. In addition airbnb messaging service is something that i follow almost 24hr so contacting me is easy. If you read reviews from my guests you will understand how much i value my guests' presence at my place.
Koubes is the name of our neighbourhood. It is the west side of the city centre. This place is blessed to have a beautiful small, almost private beach for it's residents. This area is also very popular for it's top of the line restaurants and lounge bars. There are actually not many but the two restaurants Almyra (next door) and PrimaPlora (150m down the road) are one of a kind! Maestros (close to PrimaPlora) is a lounge bar & restaurant, kind of club for the locals for a drink later in the afternoon or a little after midnight.
Across the street you may find a coffee place for croissants, coffees etc.
Going towards the city center you may find “Noulis” another coffee and snack place a highly recommended one. A little bit further (250m from our apartments) there is a small mini market for basic stuff (such as groceries, milk to toilet paper)
In case you need a big supermarket you may keep going towards the city center and right before you get in it you will see a big building on your right which is a Carefour Marinopouos s/m. Or you could go westwards from our apartments and uphill (about 700m) where you will find a Lidl s/m (better if you have a car). A bank ATM machine is available little before reaching city center.
Our location is a great value for you vacation. Not far from city centre but far enough to avoid crowds & traffic. You are right on the beach with jaw dropping sea view, very close to the city’s main bus terminal (just a 10min walk) and finally very close to the island’s main highway that gives you the opportunity to explore the rest of the island fast and easy enough avoiding local traffic.
The main bus terminal (aka KTEL) is only a 10min walk from our apartments. Taking a taxi from city centre to our apartments or vice versa is not more than 5€ - 7€. In addition the island's main highway (aka VOAK) is only 700m away (uphill), a 2min drive and you are on the highway and on your way to the ends of the island or its airports.
You may reach Rethymno and our apartments in 3 different ways. By car rental, by taxi or by bus.
• Renting a car i would say is the best way and the most affordable. It might be a bit stressful on the street but not that hard for a medium & careful driver.
• Taking a taxi either from the airport or with an arrangement (i could arrange such a taxi for you) would cost you from 90 euros (arranged taxi) to 120 euros (airport taxi).
• Finally you could also take the bus which would be the most affordable way but a bit of a trouble. You first you should take a taxi to the city center of Heraklio or Chania (whichever airport you land) and to the KTEL bus service main terminal. From there, there is a bus every hour departing to Rethymno's KTEL bus terminal. From Rethymno main bus terminal (KTEL) we are a 10-15min walk or a 5-7euro taxi.
Other Things to Note
Not anything special, respecting the rest of the guests by keeping the garden clean and not making lots of noise etc. Most of the details you will be able to read a small welcome guest manual in the apartment.
Not anything special, respecting the rest of the guests by keeping the garden clean and not making lots of noise etc. Unfortunately pets are not allowed. Smoking is allowed. Most of the details you will be able to read a small welcome guest manual in the apartment. Make sure you read this note on the wall as it gives you enough information about getting around in your apartment with hot water, wifi password, garden use, apartment keys, doors etc…
My boyfriend and I stayed in Rethimnon for 4 nights. It was an absolute delight staying in Costas apartments. Everything was as described. We arrived to the apartments at around 9am, Costas mother Maria greeted us joyfully with fresh baked treats and showed us to our room. Costa and his mother are super friendly, couldn't have made us feel more welcome! Any questions were answered quickly and clearly, Costa recommended us the restaurant next door which is honestly one of the best we've experienced in all of Europe. The apartment is situated in a really lovely area of Rethimnon just out of the town centre with plenty of gorgeous coast to explore and swim in. I highly recommend the Mamangakis apartments if you are staying in Rethimnon!
These appartments are perfect. Awesome view and location. Great conditions. Costa and mama costa were very helpful and very kind to us. They recommended places to visit and to eat (all of them were perfect). We will recomend these airbnb to our friends. Rethymnon is very beatiful.
Tout ce qui est décrit est correct. Accueil chaleureux et enjoué. Mais des travaux légers m'ont été annoncés après la réservations. Donc quelques coups de marteaux pour poser du carrelage, un peu de perceuse... rien de grave mais suffisant pour gâcher un peu le plaisir de la vue..... C'est sûr mieux vaut faire les travaux en avril qu'en saison haute.... Je ne lui en veux pas, sa mère est handicapée et il faut bien faire "rentrer de l'argent".
Philippe as i have mentioned was a recommended and respectful guest overall. However his complaint about "works and renovation in April" was unfortunately something that indeed might have spoiled some moments of his stay and i am deeply sorry for this.
After his review i am rethinking my review and i will explain why.
Philippe initially requested for his stay in February 7th and it was the time when my works started at my apartments. He booked for Apr 18 to Apr 23rd 2015. At the time of the request i was assured by my workers that my works will be complete before the end of March. However due to one of the worst winters in the last 20 years in Rethymno it was inevitable to delay the works. I did what i could to do not disturb my guest and i was updating him when i could. A building by the sea requires lots of maintainance every once in a while to avoid big damages. Unfortunately due to extreme weather conditions over the months of February & March it delayed everything to April. It was the biggest renovation i did for the last 10 years. This is a rare event and needs to be a bit more understanding. Please view this winter video to understand for yourself if any painting or other outside works could have been conducted under such conditions... (website hidden)
Now talking about my "disabled mother" as a reason for money back… REALLY MAKES ME THROW UP FROM DISGUST. Please feel free to report this to Airbnb and i will be more than happy to fully refund you. I do not need money from such a hypocrite. Meanwhile you enjoyed her homemade cookies she generously offered you. Many many guests throughout the years (please read other reviews) i am running this business have NOTHING else to mention about my mother other than how cheerful and helpful she is. I do not see and understand how she might have bothered you at all and make this thing so personal to me. I do not want to see you again. YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE.
A wonderful place with an incredible host. The view from the balcony and the sounds of the ocean were as advertised. A comfortable and clean apartment. It's not fancy, but a great place to stay at a very reasonable price!
Costa and his mother were very nice; it was a pleasure to meet them.
An easy walk to the city center, restaurants, and bus station. I was glad I chose this apartment for my stay in Rethimnon. Thank you Costa!
We are really happy of our few day's in Costa' place. He welcomed us very kindly, with sweet Greek specialities, and he was helpful if we needed. We had the pleasure to meet his mother, a very nice person. You just have to cross the garden to go to the beach. The studio is clean and you have all necessary. Thank you Costa! We recommend your home !
Costa's mother Maria is such a welcoming and warmhearted person. Unfortunetaly we didn't manage to meet Costa, but nevertheless it was a very organized stay and whenever we had a question we could always ask Maria to help us. It felt like being at home.
The room was clean and the balcony had an overwhelming view on the beach and on the city of Rethymno. You could almost jump from the balcony into the water. Wifi reception was excellent in every corner of the room, even on the balcony. The little kitchen unit was enough to have a nice meal which you can enjoy with the great view on the sea.
For this price you can't have a better place, it's the best thing you can do.
I would definitely stay at this place again.
The atmosphere was not anonymous but familiar and comfortable.
We had a very nice stay! Thanks to Maria for the nice picture she gave us as souvenir.
Greets and ευχαριστώ πολύ!
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About the Host, Costa
Hello! My name is Costa. Feeling frisky! Always willing to help but don't ask me about PC & Windows questions. I am a hardcore Apple fan back from the old days not a switcher. Sports and activities are in my interests but not on my time schedule. I am an art director who loves creating ideas and visualing them. Currently I am working on creating time.